Mkomazi National Park

Mkomazi National Park

Formerly a Game Reserve since 1951, Mkomazi was upgraded into a ‘National Park’ status in 2008. It is located 6km from same town, covering an area of 3,245square km. The name ‘Mkomazi’is a combination of two words from the Pare ethnic language; “Mko and Mazi”. “Mko” means a traditional tiny wooden spoon used by the Pare people for eating and “Mazi” means water. This implies that water in the Park is hardly enough to fill up the wooden spoon.

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Uniqueness of Park

  • Diversity of Fauna and Flora, the only protected area in Tanzania with large and visible population of Gerenuk.
  • Endangered species of animals particularly Black Rhino and Wild dogs.
  • Magnificent view of landscapes including Kilimanjaro, Eastern Arc Mountains (Pare and Usambara), associated Hills and Acacia Commiphora Woodland.

Best Time to Visit

Dry Season

June - January

Wet Season

June - October

Rain Season

June - October

Getting There

By Road: Mkomazi is located north eastern Tanzania 120km from Moshi, 155km fromKilimanjaro International Airport, 200km from Arusha and 500km from Dar essalaam via Same town.

By Air: Several companies arrange charter flights to Mkomazi.

Wildlife

Buffalo

Buffalo

100%
Giraffe

Giraffe

80%
Lion

Lion

80%
Wildebeest

Wildebeest

100%
Elephant

Elephant

100%
Zebra

Zebra

100%
Leopard

Leopard

80%
Hippo

Hippo

90%

Activities

Game drives, camping, site seeing, bird watching, walking safari, and hiking-uphill. Learn more about conservation and rhinoceros at Mkomazi rhino sanctuary.

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